Integrated physician-hospital arrangements, which align clinical and financial interests, are critical to the future success of healthcare providers in a value-driven care delivery and payment system. New structures and strategies are needed to achieve and sustain the level of physician integration required to fulfill the objectives of care management.
Evaluation of alternative integration arrangements involves thorough and fact-based analysis of the market advantages, capital requirements, and operating impacts of each option. Whatever the form of integration, the litmus test for an approach’s effectiveness will be its ability to align hospital and physician incentives related to utilization, cost, service, and quality objectives, while maintaining or increasing the level of physician satisfaction.
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